Laura Field assumed the role of head coach of the Fairfield women’s lacrosse team following the 2015 season. The upcoming spring will be her eighth overall campaign with the Stags.
Field’s seven year tenure on the sidelines – most recently as Associate Head Coach from 2012-15 – has included the most successful stretch in program history. The span is highlighted by Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Championships and NCAA postseason berths in 2009 and 2015. Her stay has also coincided with the program’s two winningest seasons, a program-record 17-game overall winning streak and a stretch of 30 consecutive regular season victories over MAAC foes.
Field came to Fairfield after an eight-year stint with the Yale University women’s lacrosse program, including an 11-5 season as interim head coach in 2008 that saw the Bulldogs finish at No. 17 in the national poll. All told, Field helped guide Yale to a final top-20 national ranking six times, including a No. 7 ranking following the 2003 season. That year, Yale posted a 13-3 mark and captured the Ivy League title en route to the NCAA Championship Quarterfinals.
NCAA Tournament experience is nothing new to Field, who earned four varsity letters as a member of the Princeton University lacrosse program. As the starting goalkeeper for the Tigers, Field led the squad to the 2000 NCAA Championship Game to cap a run of three straight postseason bids. She was a First Team All-Ivy honoree in 1997